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Back to Basics… Five on Friday


July 28, 2017

One. The Sugar Bit End of Season Sale
Yep, it’s our semi-annual, huge clear-out, make way for fall sale over at Sugar Bit and I’m inviting YOU to come and shop with us… I’m ready to move it all, so come shop away, save BIG and stock up for your babies, tots, kids, and tweens!

Two. Frozen Rose Slushie Cocktails
I shared these on Instagram the other day and knew I needed to save them her for future references and safekeeping… haha. They are a little labor intensive to make, but OH SO good and perfect for an adult weekend – cheers!  You can find order the ingredients online via Drizly HERE and check out their Summer Cocktail Collection HERE.
1 750 ml bottle rosé
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
8 ounces strawberries, hulled, quartered
2½ ounces fresh lemon juice
1 cup ice
Pour the wine into a large ( 13 x 9 or larger ) sheet pan with lips. Freeze for at least 8+ hours.
Bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar, reduce the heat to low, and stir until all of the sugar is dissolved.
Add the strawberries to the water/sugar, and give it a solid stir. Let that mixture sit for around 30 minutes to infuse the simple syrup with the flavor of the strawberries.
Strain the strawberry syrup through a sieve, but don’t mash the strawberries through, just let it flow through naturally. Save the strained strawberries to put on some ice cream later, because that would be delicious. Oh, but the syrup: Chill the syrup for 30 minutes.
Add 3 ounces of strawberry syrup, 2½ ounces lemon juice, 1 cup of ice, and the frozen wine to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve!

Three. Adult Fun at the Lake
Last weekend, we packed up our bags [and our kids’ who went off for a fun-filled Mimi and Pap weekend] and headed to the lake house to celebrate some much needed parental escape play with the bestest of friends!! We laughed, we cried, we played way too many rounds of Heads Up and Flip Cup, and still lived to tell about it… basically, it was us trying to act like we were in college all over again. And yes, this is going to be an annual event for sure.

Four. Weekend Sales Alerts
Let’s face it… it’s payday, Friday, and so many of us are taking advantage of some tax-free shopping this weekend [yes, that’s a thing in TN for back to school] so I thought I would highlight some of my favorite retailers’ promotions for anyone needing a little retail therapy!

JCrew Factory | Extra 30% Off Clearance [w/Code EXTRA]

Cotton V-Neck Tee [now $12] | Cotton Cardigan [now $24] | Classic Chambray Shirt [now $31]

NIKE | 20% Off One Product [w/Code 20BTS]

Flyknit Sneakers | Run Nonstop Tank | Training Hoodie | Pro Training Capri

Baublebar | Up to 75% Off Summer Sale

Mardi Gras Pendant [only $20] | Crystal Ear Crawlers [$20] | Seaglass Bib Necklace [$40] Raven Drops [$24] | Jojo Crispin Drops [JUST $12] | Alouette Collar [on sale for $14]

Five. Sneak a Peak at Carson’s Big Girl Bedroom
I know, I’m mean! I’m going to give you one, tiny glimpse into our little nugget’s big girl bedroom, BUT you’ll have to wait for the full reveal next week. That just gives you a reason to come pay me a visit again and say hello! I promise, it’s the happiest little lady’s room you’ve ever seen… stay tuned friends.



  1. Nicole Green says:

    Okay that slushie sounds and looks amazing! Saving the recipe now!

  2. Angel says:

    Can’t wait to see her big girl room! Plus I need o make those slushies asap!

  3. Ashley DTKAustin says:

    This post literally makes me feel like I never want summer to be over!! So fun and those drinks look SO good!

  4. Kim says:

    I need to try those Rosé slushies STAT! Perfect for this hot hot weather!


  5. Beverly says:

    Those frozen rose slushie cocktails sound amazing! I’ll definitely have to give that recipe a try!

  6. Kristina says:

    Those cocktails look delicious!!

    xo, Kristina

  7. Mollie says:

    That frose slushee recipe sounds sooooo yummy! Perfect summer drink!

    Xx Mollie

  8. Laura Leigh says:

    Oh my gosh those slushies look sooo tasty! Looks like a very fun time.

    xo Laura Leigh

  9. Hannah says:

    I love your photos from the lake! I have been so busy that I haven’t made it out to any of the lakes we have around Dallas:( I definitely need to make more time for that!

    xoxo, Hannah

  10. Ashley Houston says:

    Definitely need to make this frose and I love Carson’s room!

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